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I had a liver transplant 10 weeks ago. Is it normal to still have swelling and discomfort at the surgery site?
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Dr. Rodrigo Vianna
Surgery - Transplant
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In brief: Yes
The incision is very large and several small nerves have been disconnected.
You can have discomfort up to 6 months. If you have severe pain and bulging of the scar you should rule out an incisional hernia.

In brief: Yes
The incision is very large and several small nerves have been disconnected.
You can have discomfort up to 6 months. If you have severe pain and bulging of the scar you should rule out an incisional hernia.
Dr. Rodrigo Vianna
Dr. Rodrigo Vianna
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In brief: Yes
It may take up to 6 months to improve.
Sharp pain at that level after that period should bevevaluatedvfor abnormal nerve regroths (neuromas).

In brief: Yes
It may take up to 6 months to improve.
Sharp pain at that level after that period should bevevaluatedvfor abnormal nerve regroths (neuromas).
Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
Dr. Cosme Manzarbeitia
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In brief: Yes
Any surgical wound may take several months to completely heal and feel normal.
The anti-rejection drugs given to organ transplant patients slows down the rate of wound healing.

In brief: Yes
Any surgical wound may take several months to completely heal and feel normal.
The anti-rejection drugs given to organ transplant patients slows down the rate of wound healing.
Dr. Stuart Flechner
Dr. Stuart Flechner
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